Robert McLister·General·July 5, 2007Closing Costs Surprise Many 43% of Canadians polled recently by Ipsos said they were unprepared for up-front closing costs before making the offer on their first home. Mortgage insurance, legal fees and land transfer taxes were the most common “shockers.” Like news like this?Join our CMT Updates list and get the latest news as it happens. Unsubscribe anytime. SUBSCRIBE! Thank you for subscribing. One more step: Please confirm your subscription via the email sent to you.